Posted by sean on October 26, 2014 at 10:37 am in Bath City with 1 Comment

I am back home, had a sleep and had time to digest the shit sandwich which was served up to me by Bath City yesterday. The 7-1 defeat still hurts and feels like the entire season has been ruined. How long I will feel like this for, I don’t know.

To be honest, the rout has only just settled in. It felt unreal and like a dream. I was half expecting to wake up this morning, to realise I had awoken from a nightmare. Sadly, yesterday’s game was very much real.

After the match, as well as sadness and confusion, I also felt angry. Following Sunderland players refunding their fans, for an 8-0 defeat a week earlier, I thought the Bath City players should do the same, or at least offer an apology.

12 hours or so later, I feel a bit different. Granted the performance was atrocious and unforgivable. I am not a professional football player. I never have been and never will be. I don’t know how they feel or what goes on in their head. However, I don’t believe they’re lazy or go out to lose games. I also believe that, besides suffering a serious injury, getting beat by a colossal score line is the worst thing that can happen to a football player. The defeat is the fault of the players – they will be suffering and deeply upset. They have already suffered a public humiliation.

What can the players do to repay the fans? While I don’t agree with them refunding the supporters or individually coming out and saying sorry; they must put all their efforts into the upcoming league games. They owe the fans a huge performance and a big win next Saturday – and the Saturday after that, and the Saturday after that.

Time will tell if the players do repay the fans on the pitch. Claire’s parents are sponsoring the game next Saturday, so we will all be wined and dined in a hospitality package. Hopefully the only thing I will be eating is roast dinner and ice cream, and not another turd baguette.

One Response to Digesting The Shit Sandwich

  1. Pav

    October 28, 2014 - 4:15 pm

    “one turd baguette for table four please”

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